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It’s more than handbags  To The editor: Re “Canal remains hot for tourists seeking knock-off goods” (news article, Jan. 18): It is common knowledge that many bootleg items are sold on city sidewalks with what seems like near impunity. This includes bootleg fine art. That is why it is most irksome that only some merchandise, […]

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N.Y.U. is so aggressive  To The Editor: Re “Villagers pack town hall, hoping to stop N.Y.U. plan” (news article, Jan. 11): N.Y.U. expansion plans are very aggressive. The plan asks that we rezone the Village to build oversized high-rises, that the residents of Greenwich Village live within a massive construction site for 20 years and […]

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Easy on your wallet To the editor: Earlier this month, the New York Times raised its newsstand price from $2.00 to $2.50. They are now the most expensive daily newspaper in New York, if not the nation.  Others such as the Wall Street Journal cost $2.00, USA Today and Newsday $1.00 each along with the […]

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Why Can’t Con Edison afford sandbags?  To the editor: Re. A tide of concern is rising risk of storm surges (Downtown Express news article, January 4): Hurricane Irene hit Manhattan on August 28, 2011, and with the exception of some residents experiencing phone outages for a few days, this time we got away with little […]

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Subway escalator is needed  To The Editor: Re “C.B. 2 gives thumbs down on upzoning for Rudin plan” (news article, Oct. 27): Thank you for your continued coverage of the plans to redevelop the former St. Vincent’s properties. I was happy to read the part of your article mentioning Community Board 2’s request to have […]

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Cheers to letters to the editor! To the Editor: This past year, I’m grateful that the Downtown Express has afforded me the opportunity to express my views, along with others who may have different opinions on the issues of the day, via letters to the editor. Thanks to you, an ordinary citizen like myself has […]

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Same old story To the Editor, Re. “P.A.C. funds questioned at C.B. 1 meeting” (Downtown Express article, Dec. 14): Once again, another part of what is planned for the World Trade Center site has been found to be surpassing its original cost. However, this is not something new, especially when just about everything else there […]

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B.I.D. is best solution for SoHo To the editor, Re: SoHo B.I.D. needs work (Downtown Express editorial, Nov. 9) I am a property owner and full-time resident of SoHo who lives with my husband and three small children in a cooperative building within the B.I.D. area. It is a very busy block of Broadway. I […]

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Returning the kind words To the Editor: I was touched by the kind words you wrote about your local elected officials in your Nov. 23 editorial, “Why we’re thankful.” Your recognition of our hard work on behalf of Lower Manhattan residents is greatly appreciated. Let me take this opportunity to express how thankful and how […]

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To The Editor: Mayor Bloomberg claims that tents are not allowed in New York City parks. Ask him to explain the giant tents being set up right now in Union Square Park and in Central Park at Columbus Circle for the corporate-run holiday vending markets. These tents are set up for more than a month […]

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